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Thread: Yellow Brick Road Quilting???

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    ibeesewin's Avatar
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    I am in the process of stitching a yellow brick road quilt. I like to think ahead or I sometimes give up.
    I would like to do the quilting myself (FM), and something other then stippling.
    Any ideas? :idea:

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    Can you post a pic of your fabrics. Sometimes that can give me an idea for my quilts.

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    Yellow brick road is a good one if you just want to quilt diagonally with a fancy stitch or something.

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    Here are photo's of some of the fabrics. I didn't purchase fat quarters, I am trying to use fabric in my stash. So there are still a few that I haven't cut yet.
    They will all be in this general color scheme though.

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    You mean using a fancy stitch on my machine instead of FMQ..?
    Hmmm...never gave that a thought. I guess I always connect the fancy stitches with crazy quilting.
    I like this idea. :thumbup:

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    The first thing I would want to think through is thread color. Are you going to go with a neutral, try to match the fabric in each block, or go with something striking/contrasty that calls attention to the quiliting?

    My approach is to take a photo of the completed quilt top, print it out full page size, and then doodle some ideas for free motion quilting. I don't actually mark the quilt top -- I just go into it with some idea of what I'm going to do, and have at it.

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    ybr is one of my favorite patterns and I don't know why, but I really like the way it looks with a simple SID :)

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    :-D Hi
    It would be easy enough to do loops all over in a yellow variegated thread. What color is your backing though?

    judee

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    THIS...is exactly why I am a member of this group. What great ideas everyone has.
    I like the variegated thread suggestion...and, I think I want the quilting to really show up.
    Such a great tip to print out the finished top and then doodle. I could also doodle with the color then as well.
    I haven't decided on the backing or border as of yet. I will have to purchase that as I know I don't have any pieces large enough in my stash.
    I am shooting for a queen...although, I may be shooting myself when it comes to the quilting. :shock:
    Thanks for all the suggestions...I know with all of your help it will turn out great.

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    Your fabrics are beautiful. I love using Variegated thread and use it most of the time
    I have a great stitch on my machine that I love to use in diagonal stitching, I reverse it every other stitch and love the look.

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